Fragments in Time by Daft Punk ft. Todd Edwards

First off, I have to give a shout out to a new coworker of mine named Juan who turned me on to this CD.  Since I picked it up it has been in constant rotation in my car and on my iPod.  I must say, this whole album is enjoyable from start to finish. As I’m sure most of you know, Daft Punk has been a forced to be reckoned with in the House music industry for quite some time now.  These guys hail from France and have been making music together since 1993; oddly enough, they have said that they were heavily influenced by The Beach Boys and The Rolling Stones.  The group has produced 6 albums in total; 4 proper albums, 1 live album and 1 soundtrack (Tron: Legacy). I have been a fan of many of their singles, such as “One More Time, Robot Rock, Around the World and Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger,” but I had never listened to an album through its entirety until this week.  What I heard I loved. It’s not very often that I can listen to a house album without skipping any tracks, but this album did not disappoint.  The song I have selected for today’s review comes from their most recent release “Random Access Memories.”  I love this track in large part thanks to the vocals from Todd Edwards, but I have to say that the musical arrangement is what lets Todd’s voice really shine through on the track.  The intricate mixing of the melody that his voice carries, along with the electronic beat that brings in live guitar and live drums is a masterpiece. Every time I hear this song, I can’t help the smile that comes across my face and my feet immediately start tapping to the beat. Enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3bMERyIUWo

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